yarn: blue moon fibers sock candy in kiwi
pattern: dragon skin from barbara walker
needles: 2.5mm addis
date started: 5.16.06
date finished: 7.26.06
remember when I used to finish stuff? maybe this is a glimmer of hope those days will be back…or not.
to combat ‘sss’ and to get a sock that would fit the way I wanted and not look like crap, I knit the second sock differently than the first. the first sock (the bottom one in the top pic) was a 52 st sock knit toe up and then expanded to 60 st after the short row heel. the second one is cuff down with 60 st (better executed) throughout. I’ve gotten a few emails on what the sock pattern is, so I charted my version (only even rows are given) here, just remember that every odd row is knit and this is for the 60 st sock. the chart key is here. I really liked this stitch pattern and I think it works well in both directions. apparently I’m not the only one that likes it, I found this shawl inspired by it and, through flickr, another set of socks that uses a version of it as well (buy it! support a blogger!), and joelene’s str 52 st version. I guess this means dragon skin is hot.
ps I found this cool chart creator
pps. kids another dragon sock!! pattern!
ETA I noticed that the chart is printed reading from left to right, instead of the usual right to left.